Alibi Volume 29, Number 26
June 25, 2020
News & Opinion
How a peaceful prayer ceremony escalates to violence
As of early June 2020, despite years of outcry from the community, Juan de Oñate's statue continued to stand at the head of the Albuquerque Museum.
Steve-O pays homage to where it all began while supporting locals facing food insecurity
With COVID-19 wiping out so many aspects of our lives, it has been hard for many to find a new normal. Jon “Bones” Jones, local UFC fighter, reached out to his old friend and former Albuquerque resident, Steve-O of “Jackass” fame and a spark lit up in Steve-O’s head.
State will investigate claims that Lovelace Women’s Hospital in Albuquerque practiced racial profiling; a number of New Mexico tribal casinos have reopened; Lawmakers made a number of cuts to the budget because of COVID-19 and related drops in oil revenue.
City Council navigates new paths as protests and COVID continue
It’s a different world from whence we last touched base. Our local government bodies have had to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with budget adjustments, small business help and police reform.
Mayor Keller’s new public safety department could reduce burden on cops
Mayor Tim Keller announced the formation of Albuquerque Community Safety, a new unarmed public security department in Albuquerque. This department’s purpose is to handle public safety calls related to homelessness, addiction and mental health issues instead of the Albuquerque Police Department, which is currently called in to deal with such cases.
Funny because sexually-transmitted drugs happen to someone else.
Film & TV
Networks cancel police cam shows
Social change, driven by the massive wave of protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, has resulted in the cancellation of a pair of popular docu-reality TV shows about police.
Shows come and go on the popular streaming services.
We review albums by Red Mesa and August James.
Arts & Lit
Jennifer DeSantis and the OT Circus ABQ Online Art Auctions
Weekly Alibi sat down with Jennifer DeSantis (at a social distance) to find out how the OT Circus ABQ Online Art Auctions work.
David Santiago’s “New Normal”
When the pandemic hit, David Santiago wanted to do something to help, so he began a new three-print series as a way to support nurses around the country.
The Aperol Spritz
Aperol Spritz is a summer cocktail meant to be enjoyed on the veranda overlooking the Italian Riviera. If the veranda is unavailable, your local picnic table, plastic Walmart chair or kiddie pool will suffice.
Cannabis sales OK during pandemic
The writing’s on the wall, and it’s clear to everyone that New Mexico is all set to turn into Thunderdome thanks to the seemingly inevitable economic recession looming on America’s horizon. And as we’re seeing, cannabis is one of the only coronavirus-safe industry options we have left available to us.
Twelve pieces of creative advice. If you only have time to read one, maybe pick based on your birthday.
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